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It is time for another edition of Justia Ask A Lawyer by the Numbers, where we give you insights into the consumers using our free question and answer forum to seek legal information and the lawyers who are taking the time to assist them.
In case you missed it, Justia Ask A Lawyer is a free forum that enables users to anonymously submit their questions about the law and legal issues. Participating attorneys can then offer a basic or preliminary answer while also gaining increased exposure on the Justia platform.
Each quarter we’ve been sharing insights into the usage and participation trends on Justia Ask A Lawyer with our Justia Onward readers. Check out this post to discover the most recent data coming out of Justia Ask A Lawyer and compare how things have changed, both since last quarter and last year!
Which Practice Areas Receive the Most Questions?
With over 75 different practice areas available on the forum, Justia Ask A Lawyer offers users numerous opportunities to connect with a lawyer in the right area of expertise to answer their questions.
Many of the practice areas on the forum are very popular but these five practice areas rose above the rest in terms of activity in the second quarter of 2022: criminal law, family law, real estate law, child custody law, and divorce.
Which States Submit the Most Questions?
The users submitting questions through Justia Ask A Lawyer come from across the United States! Between April 1 and June 30, 2022, California, Florida, Texas, Michigan, and Kentucky led the way as the top five states for questions submitted. They were followed by Tennessee (first appearance in the top 10 this year!), New York, Georgia, New Jersey, and Ohio.
What Are the Most Active Practice Areas in Each State?
Not only do the users on Justia Ask A Lawyer come from a range of different states, but they also have legal questions about numerous different topics spanning various practice areas. The chart below tells you which practice areas were most active in each state during the second quarter!
Three Most Active Practice Areas By State – Q2 2022
What Are the Most Searched Terms on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
Questions and answers submitted through the Justia Ask A Lawyer site remain publicly available for future users. Many people browsing our forum prefer to look for information in previously submitted questions and answers, rather than submitting a new inquiry. The word cloud below shows 25 of the most frequently searched terms and keywords on Justia Ask A Lawyer during the second quarter of this year.
Who Are the Most Active Attorneys on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
Attorney participation on Justia Ask A Lawyer is invaluable to the consumers using our site. Every lawyer’s participation is appreciated by our users!
The following 10 lawyers dedicated significant time to answering questions last quarter and became some of the most active attorneys on the forum: Timothy Denison, Tim Akinpar, Anthony M. Avery, Terrence H. Thorgaard, Penny Wymyczak-White, Dale S. Gribow, Ellen Cronin Badeaux, Neil Pedersen, Kiele Linroth Pace, and Mark Oakley.
Where Did Active Lawyers Attend Law School?
In the United States, it typically takes seven years of full-time schooling following high school to become a lawyer! The attorneys participating in Justia Ask A Lawyer have attended hundreds of different institutions from coast to coast. We took a look and found 10 law schools whose alumni led the way for participation on Justia Ask A Lawyer during the second quarter of 2022.
Top 10 Law Schools
- UIC John Marshall Law School – Chicago, Illinois
- St. Louis University School of Law – St. Louis, Missouri
- Suffolk University Law School – Boston, Massachusetts
- University of Baltimore School of Law – Baltimore, Maryland
- Capital University Law School – Columbus, Ohio
- University of Oklahoma College of Law – Norman, Oklahoma
- Samford University, Cumberland School of Law – Birmingham, Alabama
- Delaware Law School at Widener University – Wilmington, Delaware
- University of Nevada – Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law – Las Vegas, Nevada
- University of South Carolina School of Law – Columbia, South Carolina
Final Thoughts: Why Do You Care?
Our society continues to be increasingly digital. More and more people are seeking answers to their questions online before they even contact a lawyer. By participating in Justia Ask A Lawyer, attorneys have a free opportunity to better connect with these potential clients.